PlayStation Plus Free Games February 2019

Enter February, the most romantic month in the year as it hosts Valentine’s Day. And what better way to celebrate this amorous occasion than by playing some violent games. And so, here is the next line-up of PlayStation Plus Free Games February 2019 that are available for download on February 5.

On the PlayStation 4, there’s For Honor, a hack n’slash where knights, vikings, and samurai battle in a medieval setting. And Season 1 of Hitman, the 2016 stealth game told in an episodic format.

For the PlayStation 3, there’s the 2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, the stealth action title by Hideo Kojima, and has been revamped with trophy support. And Divekick, a 2D comical fighting game which parodies other games in the same genre. Divekick is a cross-plat with the PS Vita.

And on the PlayStation Vita, there’s Gunhouse, a cross between a tower-defense and puzzle game where players must defend orphans against an alien invasion. Gunhouse is also a cross-plat with the PS4. And Rogue Aces, an air combat game where players face off against the Baron in order to liberate some islands.

Among the PlayStation Plus Free Games February 2019 titles, For Honor, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and Rogue Aces have Platinum trophies to unlock.

Among these, the Platinum for Rogue Aces is not too difficult once you get the hang of the controls, and requires only around 18 hours. For Honor is is of average difficulty, but requires at least 60 hours for the Platinum, while Metal Gear Solid 4 can be quite challenging and needs at least 80 hours.

Also, unlocking 100% of the trophies on Hitman is not particularly difficult and only needs about 20 hours. Divekick is an easy game to get all the trophies as long as you have the patience to grind for over 100 hours online.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

9 / 10 Banzai!s

The Game:

“It’s not the end of the world. But you can see it from here.”

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, incorrectly dubbed Deus Ex 3 by some, is a prequel to the original 2000 game Deus Ex, ported on the PC and PlayStation 2. Through the combined efforts of Canada’s Eidos Montreal and Japan’s Square Enix, we’ve got a first-person, cyberpunk action RPG with stealth elements.

Set in 2027 (25 years before the first game) Adam Jensen is the new director of security for the biotechnology corporation Sarif Industries, and boyfriend to scientist Megan Reed. Just before she can reveil her work’s secret to the world, a terrorist group bursts in and kills Megan, while leaving Adam in pretty rough shape.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution ReviewSarif Industries graciously reworks Adam’s body, fixing him with enough augmentations to give Robocop a run for his money. Six months after the attack, Adam follows a trail of the terrorists, leading him to Hengsha City off the coast of China, Montreal, and other locations – as well as deep into a plot which he could never imagine.

The game plays like a stealth first-person shooter, in which the player can decide to run in with guns blazing, or sneak around to avoid conflict, or both. RPG elements include a building of experience points, which can be used to upgrade the augmentations – such as smashing through walls or cloaking yourself invisible ala Predator style.


What I Liked:

Obviously, with a 9 out of 10 Banzai!s, this could go on for several pages.

Specifically, I loved the overall atmosphere of the game. From the smoke and lighting, to all the events occurring around you, to the detail and excellent CG work, you truly feel as though you’re in this Blade Runner like world. Not all games do this for me – with a few exceptions (Bioshock, for instance). There’s just a certain amount of detail and believability in everything you see and hear which never lets up from start to finish.

I also thought the alternate routes in completing missions was well done. I’ve played some of Metal Gear Solid 4, in which Kojima was aiming for the same thing – you can either sneak your way around, or take the shooting approach. However, (and to be fair, I haven’t finished the game) in my experience, I didn’t always find that to be the case. MGS4 felt as though you were meant to take the stealth approach, with occasional instances where shooting could be performed. But in Human Revolution, I never felt the game lead me in one direction or the other. You were free to do as you please – sneak, shoot, or sometimes even talk your way out of the situation. The path to your goal is truly left up to you.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution ReviewAlso, each time you “level-up” and upgrade your augmentations, you feel the difference. This isn’t like Final Fantasy where, you’re just a wee bit stronger. Each augmentation greatly enhances your abilities, making you really want to level up! By the end of the game, you feel so bad-ass with your augmentations that you could take on Robocop and Terminator at the same time.

Then, of course, there’s the story. What can I say? It’s engaging in its mystery. Complicated, but engaging. There are plot twists along the way – which you’ll need to follow the story carefully to realize them – and it’s never quite clear who the bad guys are, leaving you guessing until the end.

What I Didn’t Like:

To be honest, there’s not a lot to say, here. The only thing I sometimes found frustrating was the map; it’s not always clear where you’re supposed to go. Not all the side-quests appear, while the main mission – even if you switch it off – sometimes still shows up on your map, which can be a little confusing. At times, I found myself running down one way, only to find a dead end, then having to travel all the way back around.

While taking place in a number of buildings with various floors, I can see why Eidos/Square Enix had trouble trying to come up with a good mapping system. I suppose they did their best, but it was still complicated as hell, at times.



Dues Ex: Human Revolution is not a game to be missed. You needn’t be a fan of first-person shooters, because there’s plenty of options for you. There are so few titles in the cyberpunk genre (Shadowrun on Xbox 360 could have been great, but instead was turned into a big, steaming pile of ca-ca) and thankfully Human Revolution does a great job of bringing the genre to life.

Excellent story, great voice-acting, superb graphics, and a feeling like you’re truly in the game’s world.

written by Damon Finos